Malcolm Muggeridge

On Imagination and Will

By |2016-11-26T09:52:14-05:00July 5th, 2012|Categories: Quotation|Tags: |

Once in the British Museum...I overheard a conversation between two attendants in blue uniforms. One asked the other where so-and-so—obviously another attendant–was; and the first replied: 'Oh, he's in the Illuminated,' meaning, of course, the Illuminated Manuscripts Room. Thenceforth, we adopted the term the Illuminated being the world of the imagination, as Wordsworth's Sunless Land was [...]

Malcolm Muggeridge on Happiness and Despair

By |2017-06-28T16:29:21-05:00April 8th, 2011|Categories: Quotation|Tags: |

As the astronauts soar into the vast eternities of space, on earth the garbage piles higher; as the groves of academe extend their domain, their alumni’s arms reach lower; as the phallic cult spreads, so does impotence. In great wealth, great poverty; in health, sickness; in numbers, deception. Gorging, left hungry; sedated, left restless; [...]